Applications are now closed for the 2018-19 Elevation Awards year.
The Elevation Awards provide planning grants of $10,000 and personalized support to people of color who are Baltimore City residents piloting novel approaches to strengthen Baltimore communities. The aims of the Elevation Awards are as follows:
Directly leveraging the assets of communities to pioneer new solutions in social entrepreneurship;
Elevating leaders of community solutions; and
Supporting the early-stage pipeline of social entrepreneurs in Baltimore.
At the conclusion of the 9-month grant period, awardees will have the opportunity to showcase their projects to prospective funders.
Black Womxn Flourish: A Design for Wellbeing Collective
The Black Arts District Project
The Baltimore Wellness Collective (BWC)
Baltimore Furniture Bank
The Sauti (Voice) Institute
Pathways to College or Entrepreneurship
The Board Room Camp
The Farm-to-Prison Project
Conscious Heads Barber Boot Camp
The Luvs Art Project
JOY Baltimore (JOY)
Drink More Watters "Movement as Medicine"
WATT Kids Financial Literacy Program
Infinite Focus Schools
Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group
Leading Excellence Achieving Purpose (LEAP)
Mera Kitchen Collective
Healing Bmore Activists
Fight Blight Bmore
H.O.P.E. (Helping Oppressed People Excel)
Baltimore City: Building Strong Competitive Cheerleaders
(Finding Options for College & Career and Understanding Self)
The Listening Project
The Career Plug
Loads of Love
Brown and Healthy K.I.D.S. (Kindness, Intelligence, Determination, Strength)